Qatar will hold its first-ever F1 Grand Prix in November replacing the canceled Australian GP. The race will take place at the Losail International Circuit north of Doha on November 21. Qatar has also signed a 10-year deal to host Formula One from 2023.
F1 President welcomes Qatar to F1 for a longer term from 2023.
The Losail Circuit opened was in 2004. Since then it has hosted Moto GP since then, under floodlights which will also be used for the Grand Prix.
F1 said it would confirm the venue for the race in Qatar from 2023 onward at a later date, suggesting a possible change from Losail.
It is the latest sporting coup for gas-rich Qatar, which will host the football World Cup in 2022.
Here is a more detailed image of the new circuit :
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